Early Childhood Capacity Coach - Hmong/English Speaking
Full-Time Early Childhood Capacity Coach - Hmong/English Speaking at Think Small
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Human Services
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $45,000-$55,000
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: Certification

To support the full potential for every child, Think Small commits to championing policies and practices of equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable care and education system for children in their crucial early years.

The Child Care Capacity Coach offers outreach and early childhood supports to individuals interested in opening a licensed child care programs or expand the capacity of an existing program in the counties of Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington. Efforts will include a focus on serving historically underserved clients and new American clients and builds strong partnerships with early childhood educators, which supports intentional and culturally-affirming high quality practices and positive early childhood outcomes.

This position will provide leadership, utilize data, community engagement, business supports and other technical assistance to increase the supply of available high quality child care in Minnesota.


Provide leadership and direction for efforts to increase the supply of available high quality child care. Identify and recruit potential clients interested in opening a new child care business. Offer technical assistance to interested clients focused on navigating Minnesota’s child care licensing process. This includes both licensed family child care licensing and child care center licensing processes. Participate in the development and implementation of culturally relevant early childhood services Collaborate with internal Think Small staff and other partner agencies including, but not limited to county licensing staff, Child Care Aware of Minnesota agencies, First Children’s Finance and the Department of Human Services. Appropriately document coaching and technical assistance activities in approved platforms. Support clients through a variety of professional development services, utilizing adult learning best practices Represent Think Small at community events and meetings


Fluency in Hmong and English (speaking, reading and writing) Must have the following credentials or be otherwise qualified and working toward MCNPD/Achieve required credentials 

Minimum educational requirements: Step 2 on the Minnesota Early Childhood Career Lattice, which states 25 hours of Achieve approved trainings Preferred educational requirements: Step10 on the Minnesota Early Childhood Career Lattice, which states a Bachelor’s degree with between 6- 37 college credits Minimum experience requirements: 1 year direct child care or Head Start experience Preferred experience requirements: 3 years direct child care or Head Start experience Demonstrated cultural competence with Hmong community Working knowledge of basic MS Office programs (Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel) This position will require metro area travel There are occasional requirements to lift over 20 pounds Valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle and proof of insurance is required for metro area travel Some evening and weekend hours required

Think Small

Contact: Ashley Blake
10 Yorkton Court
Saint Paul, Ramsey, MN 55117
Transit: No Transit